This guide provides first-time users with information
on taking photographs with the D60, on copying
photographs to a computer, and printing
photographs. Complete information on using your
Nikon digital camera can be found in the User’s
Manual and Help menu of each supplied software
Quick Start Guide
“Digitutor,” a series of “watch and learn” manuals in
movie form, is available at the following website:
The following items are included with the camera:
Quick Start Guide (this guide) Software Suite CD-ROM
User’s Manual Warranty
Quick Charger MH-23
(with power cord*)
* Shape of cord depends on
country of sale.
Li-ion Battery EN-EL9
(with terminal cover)
Eyepiece Cap DK-5
(for use with self-timer; clips to strap)
USB Cable UC-E4
Parts of the Camera
In this manual, an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens is used for illustrative
Eyelet for camera strap
Lens mounting index
Focal length scale
Eyelet for camera strap
Diopter adjustment control
Memory card slot cover
Memory card access lamp
Battery-chamber cover latch
Attach the Strap
Charge the Battery
A completely exhausted battery will charge in about 90 minutes.
1 2 3
4 5 6
Insert as shown
Insert the Battery
Attach a Lens
Be sure to turn the camera off when attaching or removing lenses.
Care should be taken to prevent dust from entering the camera when the lens or body cap is
Lens mounting index
Keeping the mounting index on the lens aligned with the
mounting index on the camera body, position the lens
in the camera’s bayonet mount and rotate the lens in the
direction shown until it clicks into place.
If the lens is equipped with an A-M or M/A-M switch, select
A (autofocus) or M/A (autofocus with manual priority).
Autofocus is available with AF-S lenses—one included in
the lens kit option—and AF-I lenses. For information on
lenses that can be used with the D60, see the User’s Manual.
If the lens has vibration reduction function, set the
vibration reduction ON/OFF switch of the lens to ON to
reduce the effects of camera shake when shooting.
Choose a Language and Set the Clock
A language-selection dialog will be displayed the first time the camera is turned on. Follow
the steps below to choose a language and set the camera clock. No photographs can be shot
until the camera clock has been set.
Turn camera on. Language-selection dialog displayed.
Display map of world time zones. UTC field shows
time difference between selected time zone and
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), in hours.
Select local time zone.
Resetting the clock
Use the World time option in the setup menu to
change the camera clock. See the User’s Manual for
Display daylight saving time options.
Highlight On if daylight saving time is in effect.
2008 01 01
00 00 00
Y M D
H M S
Display date menu.
The year is highlighted in this display.
2008 04 01
12 00 00
Y M D
H M S
Press the multi selector left or right to select item, up
or down to change.
Done. will be shown and display will exit to shooting
mode, then the shooting information will be displayed.
The order in which the month, day, and year are
displayed can be changed from the World time
option in the setup menu. See page 21 of the User’s
Manual for details.
Insert a Memory Card
The camera records photographs on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (available separately).
See page 158 of the User’s Manual for details.
Before inserting or removing
memory cards, turn the camera off
and open the card slot cover.
The memory card access lamp will
light for about a few seconds.
Slide the memory card in as shown above until
it clicks into place.
Insert as shown
Format the Memory Card
Memory cards must be formatted in the D60 before first use. Note that formatting memory
cards permanently deletes all photographs and other data they may contain. Be sure all data
you wish to keep have been copied to another storage device before formatting the card.
Turn the camera off before removing the memory card from the camera.
Turn the camera on.
. Menus display in the monitor. If menu
item is already highlighted, press the multi selector
left to highlight icon for current menu in yellow.
Position cursor in setup menu.
Highlight Format memory card.
Format card. Do not turn the camera off or open the
battery-chamber cover or memory card slot cover until
formatting is complete and setup menu is displayed.
Focus the Viewfinder (Diopter Adjustment)
Slide the diopter adjustment
control up and down until the
focus points are in sharp focus.
When operating the diopter
adjustment control with your eye
to the viewfinder, be careful not to
put your fingers or fingernails in
Rotate the Mode Dial to
Ready the Camera
Hold the hand-grip with
your right hand
Support the lens with
your left hand
Frame a Photograph
Frame a photograph in the viewfinder (note that the eye
sensor detects the eye looking through the viewfinder and
the monitor will turn off). Photographs cannot be framed
using the monitor.
Position the main subject inside any of the three focus points.
Use the zoom ring to zoom in on the subject so that it fills
a larger area of the frame, or zoom out to increase the area
visible in the photograph (select longer focal lengths on the
lens focal length scale index to zoom in, shorter focal lengths
to zoom out).
Focus and Shoot
Press the shutter-release button halfway. The camera will
automatically select the focus point containing the main
subject closest to the camera and focus on this subject.
When the focus operation is complete, the selected focus
point will be highlighted, a beep will sound, and the in-focus
) will appear in the viewfinder.
Focus will be locked. The number of exposures that can
be recorded in the memory buffer will be shown in the
viewfinder with “
” displayed in front of the number.
The monitor will turn off.
If the subject is dark, the AF-assist illuminator may light to
assist the focus operation and the flash may pop up.
If the subject is not in focus, reframe the photograph and try
again. See the User’s Manual for details.
Smoothly press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down to release the shutter and record the
photograph. The memory card access lamp will light.
Do not open battery-chamber cover or the memory
card slot cover until the memory card access lamp has
gone out and recording is complete.
View the Results
Photographs are automatically displayed after shooting. If no photograph is displayed in the
monitor, the most recent photograph can be viewed by pressing
Additional photographs can be displayed
by rotating the command dial or pressing
the multi selector left or right. To view
highlights or additional photo information
about the current photograph, press the
multi selector up or down. See page 73 of
the User’s Manual for details.
To end playback and return to shooting
mode, press the shutter-release button
Delete Unwanted Photographs
To delete the photograph currently
displayed in the monitor, press
confirmation dialog will be displayed.
again to delete the image and
return to playback. To exit without
deleting the photograph, press
For more information on taking photographs and other camera operations, see the
User’s Manual. See the other side of this guide for information on using the supplied Nikon
Transfer software to copy photographs to a computer, and printing photographs via direct
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Confirm that the package contains the items listed below. Purchasers of the lens kit option should
confirm that the package also includes a lens. Memory cards are not provided; please use one of the
Secure Digital (SD) memory cards listed on page 158 of the User’s Manual.
The following items are found on the camera:
Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1
Rubber Eyecup DK-20
Stand with one foot
half a pace in front of